Entry #139: LGBT discrimination in United States

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RegionUnited States
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal in some contexts
Start DateJan 2011
End DateJun 14, 2020
DescriptionIn all Federal positions, discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law in instances related to work and employment. In non-federal government jobs, it is based on the state's laws as no federal protections currently exist for non-employees. Additionally, even federal employees could face discrimination unrelated to work in areas of life such as housing, health care, etc. In fact, many groups are advocating the repeal of protections or the introduction of laws to permit discrimination.
Sourceshttp://www.eeoc.gov/federal/otherprotections.cfm https://www.glad.org/rights/topics/c/anti-lgbt-discrimination


Revision History (3)

Revision by vviet93

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date9999-12-122020-06-14

Revision by imullin01

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NoteIn all Federal positions, discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law. In non-federal government jobs, it is based on the state's laws.In all Federal positions, discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law in instances related to work and employment. In non-federal government jobs, it is based on the state's laws as no federal protections currently exist for non-employees. Additionally, even federal employees could face discrimination unrelated to work in areas of life such as housing, health care, etc. In fact, many groups are advocating the repeal of protections or the introduction of laws to permit discrimination.
Sourceshttp://www.eeoc.gov/federal/otherprotections.cfm http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/otherprotections.cfm https://www.glad.org/rights/topics/c/anti-lgbt-discrimination
Reports (4)
  • Newer law has been passed "On June 15th 2020, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no Gay or Transgender individual can be fired simply because of their Sexuality or Gender Identity under The Civil Rights Law of 1964"
  • Newer law has been passed "https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/us/gay-transgender-workers-supreme-court.amp.html "
  • Sources are invalid or broken "glad source is broken"
  • Status is not correct "Any discrimination in a public business is illegal"

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
Start Date2011-07-012011-01-01
NoteIn all Federal positions, discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law. In non-federal government jobs, it is based on the state\'s laws.In all Federal positions, discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law. In non-federal government jobs, it is based on the state's laws.
Reports (1)
  • Other information is incorrect "The overall ranking of "illegal" seems a stretch here - like Canada, in America LGBT discrimination is "illegal in some contexts" at best. No LGBT discrimination laws exist at the federal level, and many states are taking steps to make discrimination against us legal. I think this is a misleading characterization. https://www.glad.org/rights/topics/c/anti-lgbt-discrimination"

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